Anything new that comes out about the final episode in the trilogy that is Mass Effect gets me excited. So when I saw that images of the new character, James Vega, had been released, I was eager with anticipation. Finally we’d see the new guy joining the Mass Effect 3 crew! What would this guy look like? I was personally hoping it was that Sam Worthington look-alike from the ME3 trailer (who was kinda hot). And if it WAS that guy, well. Sorry Kaidan, I’m dropping you for this new guy. Well, you might make it into my second playthrough.
Needless to say, when I actually found the picture of this new James Vega character, I was shocked. Here’s a pic:
Yeah, that’s not exactly what I was hoping for. At. All. First of all, his face… in my opinion, it kinda reminds me of a pig. Yeah, that’s not good. He actually looks like a guy I went to high school with. That I didn’t really like. I can’t stand that haircut, either. And the tattoos on his neck? Ew. Now let’s move down. His neck sits between two massive hunks of meat which might be called shoulders. But it actually makes him look like he’s constantly shrugging. He’s muscular, which is great, but there’s a line between sexy and scary bodybuilder types.
But I suppose there’s more to a guy than his looks. Don’t judge a book by its cover. So I’ll have to wait until March to learn about his personality. Because honestly, that’s the only thing that’s gonna save this guy. Unless BioWare decides to edit him a bit. Or a lot.
However, I’m also wondering how great his personality will be. BioWare stated that they wanted him to be a newcomer to the story, so he won’t have a lot of knowledge of politics and whatnot. He’s an ‘experienced’ military man, but he hasn’t seen the darker side of the world. So, tell me, just how experienced can you be if you haven’t been into some seedy places? In light of all this, congratulations BioWare, you did well in creating a complete meathead (meatbag) with little to no experience in the world.
It looks like we’ll just have to wait until March to see what this James Vega guy is really about. And who knows? He could charm me into thinking he’s attractive. He could become the next Alistair. But I highly doubt it.